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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Mira Lehr: Still playing with fire

The artist made waves in the 60s by championing women artists; at 85, she is still shaking things up with her use of gunpowder in her work. By Gareth Harris

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Cecilia Vicuña: Tales of text and texture

The first major retrospective of the Chilean-born poet and artist, at MoCA North Miami, truly combines her two practices

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Caribbean artists step into the spotlight

‘The age of the gatekeeper is ending’ and artists from the region are not waiting for anyone to pave the way for their art

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Teresita Fernández, an artist of place, brings her art home to Miami

The MacArthur award-winner revisits her early works with a large-scale survey in the city of her birth

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Artists

'I wanna catch a fish with my bare hands': Laure Prouvost on politics, mythmaking and her 'grandma's' cure-all tipple

The French artist, for whom interviews are treated as a piece of performance art, is showing work in Art Basel's new Meridians section

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Artists

Noguchi Museum launches digital archive about the globe-trotting artist’s life and career

Online trove includes 60,000 photographs, manuscripts, records and drawings and an updated catalogue raisonné

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Artists

Former factory in Iraqi Kurdistan stirs hope for cultural tourism

From studio spaces to museums, a future complex holds the promise of galvanising artists

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Exhibitions

Terra Foundation plans 2024 sequel to Art Design Chicago

Yearlong 2018 effort drew 2.5 million people and brought attention to overlooked artists

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s Venice sculptures to remain part of Palms casino’s collection despite Kaos club closing

The colossal works were part of a $690m overhaul of the Las Vegas resort

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Los Angeles

Affordability is the number one concern for artists in Los Angeles, report finds

A survey conducted by the non-profit Arts for LA warns that the city could lose its culture cache if it becomes too expensive for its creative class

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Exhibitions

Twin shows finally give Victor Willing the recognition he deserves

Concurrent exhibitions at Hastings Contemporary and Turps track the influences of the Slade and Bacon to the playfulness of his later works

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Artists

San Diego artist wins top prize in US portrait competition with immigration-themed animation

Washington's National Portrait Gallery will display finalists’ work in a contest that helped to vault the reputation of Amy Sherald

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Philanthropy

Pew Center for Arts and Heritage announces over $8.4m in grants

Fellowships and project stipends go to 12 artists and 27 cultural projects in the Philadelphia area

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Politics

Beirut art spaces close en-masse as huge anti-government protests take over the city

Artists and institutions come out in support of protestors who are demanding political reforms in Lebanon

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Politics

'No chance for art institutions': fears for freedom of speech as populist party set to win Polish elections

Expected victory for ruling Law and Justice party raises concerns that minority voices will be silenced as museums increasingly come under state control

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Crossrail

Latest Crossrail commission unveiled at Canary Wharf

Michal Rovner's video features some of London's best known landmarks

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Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey on using Victorian techniques to evoke magical memories

For his new Tate Britain show, the artist used illusion to recreate his childhood experience beneath a motorway

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Censorship

'I wanted to break down white male ideas': sexually explicit Johannesburg show is pulled

Work by artist Anton Kannemeyer has also been removed from London's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair after complaints

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Frieze London 2019

Frieze returns to safe haven of painting amid threat of recession and political instability

Traditional medium is back in fashion amid looming Brexit

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Paul Cézanne

Crazy for Cézanne: we reveal plans for international blockbuster shows

Exhibitions in UK, US and Hungary are expected to be held from 2020 onwards

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Frieze London 2019

Elizabeth Peyton on Kurt Cobain, the Twilight films and painting a museum director in his shorts

In her new solo show at London's National Portrait Gallery, the artist connects the past with the present

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Albert Oehlen

Buyer's guide to...Albert Oehlen

With three separate shows of his work taking place in London during Frieze Week, the German artist's market is heating up

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Artists

Welcome to the Shitshow! Jeremy Deller greets Frieze visitors with an original work for The Art Newspaper

Special "pull-out souvenir" is available in our first daily edition at the fair

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Exhibitions

Revealed: London's most exhibited artist this millennium

We look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years

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Art & Technology

Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias

Artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford have investigated the troubling ways in which ImageNet classifies people

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for climate

The Danish-Icelandic artist has long been addressing environmental issues in his work

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Khadija Saye

Grenfell victim Khadija Saye's salvaged images to be sold for charity at Victoria Miro

Most of the late artist's work was lost in the tower block fire in 2017, but nine surviving prints will be sold in aid of education programme in her honour

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Environment

Jeppe Hein's ‘breathwork’ is headed to the United Nations headquarters

The project will be launched on the heels of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

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Heritage

Artists demand rethink in rebuilding of Potsdam church where Hitler cemented power

Open letter describes the Garrison Church, damaged in the Second World War, as the symbol of an “unholy alliance” between church, military, and state

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter to donate works for a room devoted to his art in new Berlin museum

Announcement comes after the German artist turned down proposals for his own museum in Cologne

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Artists

Robert Indiana’s caretaker allowed him ‘to live in squalor and filth’ despite artist having $13m in the bank

Jamie Thomas is accused of stealing more than $1m and 100 works of art from the late artist in new court filing

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Books

A clever book for clever people: Marina Warner's sensitive artist essays dimmed by too many words

The brilliance of the scholar's examination of artists such as Paula Rego and Sigmar Polke is evident despite name dropping and verbose language

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Hastings Contemporary

Victor Willing's life, work and tumultuous relationship with Paula Rego explored in first UK retrospective

New documentary by Willing’s son will also form part of Hastings Contemporary's reassessment of the forgotten artist

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Obituaries

Greek sculptor Panayiotis Vassilakis, known as Takis, has died at 93

The self-taught artist explored magnetic field energy in his kinetic works, admired by Duchamp and the American Beat poets

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Obituaries

Nancy Reddin Kienholz, artist and partner of Ed Kienholz, dies age 75

The pair created provocative installations about American society, race and sex

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Diary

Mega collectors raise $2.3m at Aspen Art Museum's annual ArtCrush benefit

But politics and philanthropy are the hot topics of conversation below the surface

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Exhibitions

Shirin Neshat curates exhibition of all-women Iranian artists in New York

The show includes the work of 16 contemporary artists exploring themes such as sexual identity, repression, religion and memory

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Politics

Artists fearful about the future under new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

No deal prospect and track record as London Mayor scrutinised

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Obituaries

Marisa Merz, only woman linked to Arte Povera group, dies aged 93

The intensely private artist won the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale

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Residencies

Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is the first recipient of the Freedom artist’s residency

The new project, launched by Pen America and ArtX, aims to support at-risk artists

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Politics

Leipzig exhibition ousts artist with alt-right sympathies

Axel Krause’s support for anti-immigration party AfD was a step too far for the organisers, but others say his exclusion suppresses freedom

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Obituaries

Young New York-based artist Devra Freelander killed in a bicycle accident

The 28-year-old recently showed work in Times Square

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Whitney Biennial

Whiteness must undo itself to make way for the truly radical turn in contemporary culture

The New York-based artist Xaviera Simmons responds to art critics who thought the 2019 Whitney Biennial was "not radical enough"

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Obituaries

My father, the polymath, artist and adventurer, Friedrich Meckseper

The New York-based artist Josephine Meckseper shares personal memories of her father’s life and work

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Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald, Michelle Obama's portraitist, unveils massive mural in Philadelphia

The six-storey 2,400 sq ft painting depicts an empowered black teenager

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s art world unites as demonstrations gather momentum

The gallery community has encouraged strike action, with many closing to enable staff to join protests

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong demonstrations are driven by creative spirit

The city's artistic response to the political unrest proves that the best work often comes at times of crisis

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Prizes

Franco-British charity Fluxus Art Projects flies flag for joint culture projects pre Brexit

Artists Lubaina Himid and Tarek Atoui receive funding awards

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Obituaries

Artist Martin Roth has died, aged 41

The artist's last solo exhibition centred on gun violence

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Obituaries

Robert Therrien, whose outsize art teetered between fantasy and reality, has died at 71

The artist delved into quotidian objects like a 10-foot-high kitchen table

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Artists

Artist to install earthwork calling attention to immigration and human trafficking

Trail of red sand will be visible to travellers in flight and on the ground in Seattle

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Law

Artist's copyright infringement suit heads to US Supreme Court

North Carolina used film director’s images without obtaining his permission or compensating him

Podcast

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art Basel 2019

Artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

Interview
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan—a self-styled 'private ear'

Your voice reveals much more about you than you think—and the Turner Prize nominee is listening

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

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Andrea Bowers

Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

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Paula Rego

Paula Rego: 'retire? and do what? eat ice cream?'

The Portuguese artist’s work focusing on issues such as abortion and honour killings is more relevant than ever – and curators cannot get enough

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

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Books

Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

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Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

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William Kentridge

Interview: William Kentridge on his life lessons

Self-interrogation is central to the work of the South African artist, whose latest piece on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel poses a series of questions that get half-answered

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Art Basel 2019

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

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Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

Analysis
Gerhard Richter

Buyer’s guide to...Gerhard Richter

As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market

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Painting, identity and injustice: Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo

With major gallery shows in London, the two artists discuss their multifarious art practices

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In the frame

Happy Birthday Ellsworth Kelly!